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Forums - Sales Discussion - May NPD - Wii 236k, 3DS 97k, X360 270k, PS3 177k, L.A. Noire 899k

Ms making very bold statements.... Some major price cuts are incoming for sure.



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There's at least one good thing coming with those low Wii sales: The system is finally industry-wide accepted as a current generation home console.



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kowenicki said:
Ms making very bold statements.... Some major price cuts are incoming for sure.


'The second half of 2011 promises to be monumental for Xbox 360 with the biggest blockbuster games, Kinect games and experiences, as well as movies, music and TV together all in one place. This will propel Xbox 360 to be number one worldwide by the end of the year, out-selling PlayStation 3 and Wii.'

bold indeed.



 

RolStoppable said:
There's at least one good thing coming with those low Wii sales: The system is finally industry-wide accepted as a current generation home console.

No, WiiU is part of this generation, Nintendo said so themselves.



 

Seece said:

No, WiiU is part of this generation, Nintendo said so themselves.

They are morons.



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them fight words MS :D I like it!



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Carl2291 said:
Xbox at 270k, while we have it at 255k? Within the +/- 10% then. Good tracking!


I'm most interested in the Wii numbers this Month


Next month's (June NPD) will be interesting too, since we still have it continuing to rise.



“Combined sales of the PS3 and Xbox 360 (HD hardware) are up 28% for the month and 21% year to date."



PS3 did 177k.
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Overall

“Keeping in mind that these sales figures represent just the new physical portion of the market for video game hardware, software, and accessories and not the growing portion of the industry that is comprised of digital format content distribution, May 2011 was the lowest month of sales for the industry since October 2006. A light slate of new releases is at the heart of this month's performance.”

“Overall, the Xbox 360 platform has contributed 34% of year-to-date revenues (across hardware, content and accessories) generated by new physical retail sales, gaining 7 share points over last year.”


Hardware
“The PS3, PSP and the Xbox 360 all experienced unit sales increases over May 2010. The top selling platform for the month was the Xbox 360, which has realized nearly a year and a half of month-over-month unit sales increases.”

“Sales of the 3DS were light, but with next Sunday's release of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, we will begin to see a slate of strong content come to market for the 3DS, which should help to significantly boost sales of hardware during the remainder of 2011.”

“Combined sales of the PS3 and Xbox 360 (HD hardware) are up 28% for the month and 21% year to date. Although the declines in console hardware sales in 2011 are attributable to the Wii, the platform remains the best-selling of this generation at nearly 36 million installed in the U.S.”

“At the current rate of growth and decline (on a year-to-date basis) for each of the respective console systems, a year from now the Wii will still enjoy the lead in install base in the U.S., although both the Xbox 360 and PS3 will close the gap. Of course, new details on hardware introduction could certainly change the picture.”


Software

“This month's story really is about a light new release schedule as compared to last year. There were 42 new SKU’s introduced in May as compared to 58 last May, and 72 in 2009. This is reflected in the share of dollars contributed by May releases, which was 28% in 2011 as compared to 41% last year.”

“As a result of a lighter release slate, promotional activity at retail and in circulars was reduced as well, which undoubtedly affected not only planned but impulse purchases.”
“The top genres contributing to the decline in new physical software sales were Action/Driving hybrid (Red Dead Redemption) and Platform/Scrolling Character (Super Mario Galaxy 2). Despite strong continued sales of Pokemon Black & White, the RPG genre also declined since the new games did not comp the performance of HeartGold and SoulSilver last year. Dance games, first-person shooters and general adventure grew, primarily due to notable titles like Just Dance 2, Brink, Portal 2, and L.A. Noire.”

“For the month, unit sales were down across all platforms except for Xbox 360, which was essentially flat to last year (+1%).“

“Keep in mind that purchases of content are increasingly occurring in digital format, and May saw a notable digital release in the second map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops which was titled Escalation. Undoubtedly, this shifted some dollars that might have been spent on new physical content at retail.”


Accessories

“Four of the top 10 items in accessories were points or subscriptions cards. Those four items represented 15% of all accessory units sold in May 2011.”



                            

Right 177k
gap still same=93k